Friday, March 08, 2013

The U?

Dartmouth University? It could be on the table according to a story in The Dartmouth that looks at reports pulled together by the college's Strategic Planning Advisory Committee.

From The D:
The Global Dartmouth group proposed the use of “Dartmouth University” to refer to the institution as a whole. 
“The name ‘College,’ while tied to important historical developments and rooted in tradition, often miscommunicates Dartmouth’s nature to potential global partners and prospective students, faculty and staff,” according to the report. 
The website Dartmo. The Buildings of Dartmouth College takes the following directly from the report:
6. Rename Dartmouth for international audiences, by:
-Using “Dartmouth University” or some equivalent to refer to the institution as a whole.
-Using “Dartmouth College” to refer to the undergraduate school of Arts and Sciences.
-Maintaining existing labels for other schools.
Green Alert Take: This is generally a sports site so how about this? The University at Dartmouth College. Ridiculous? Yup.
Holy Cross, unfortunately one of the only FCS schools to still produce a spring prospectus, hasn't posted that yet but it does have a 2013 spring roster up. The Crusaders will feature at least five fifth-year seniors including three on the offensive line. Dartmouth will play Holy Cross on Sept. 28, one week after opening against Butler. The Crusaders will be playing the fourth game (Bryant, Towson and Central Connecticut).
The Brown Daily Herald has a look at the concussion issue.
Given all the ink – and yes, success – that the Harvard men's basketball team has piled up over the past several years, here's a quote from the Columbia Spectator heading into this weekend's games in Hanover and Cambridge that might catch you by surprise:
“Dartmouth’s playing a little bit better than Harvard if you’re going off what they did last weekend, but the Harvard game—obviously they have a lot at stake,” Lions head coach Kyle Smith said. “I think it’s great for our program and guys to play in that environment.”
Dartmouth split at Penn and Princeton last weekend while Harvard was swept. The Big Green beat the Quakers by five points before falling at Ivy League-leading Princeton by five. Dartmouth is 7-19 overall and 3-9 in the conference with the final games this weekend against Cornell and Columbia.
A headline in the Harvard Crimson:
Men's Baseball Jump Starts 2013 Campaign
No word on how the women's baseball team and the men's softball team are doing ;-)
Did you see that South Carolina linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has taken out a $5 million insurance policy against the possibility of a devastating injury? The AP writes that he is using . . .
. . . the NCAA's "Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Program" that permits qualifying athletes in football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and ice hockey, to take out a loan to help finance the cost of an insurance policy, which they must repay upon signing a pro contract.
Johnny Football is doing the same thing as reported here.